Total loan: $325


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Kitale, Rift Valley, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy farm inputs such as fertilizers and good quality seeds to improve her farm productivity and the profits will support her children's education.

Phires's story

Phires is 31 and is a very industrious, honest and hardworking mother from the Kitale area of Kenya, near the famous Mount Elgon, an area known for maize production. Kitale is always referred to as the bread basket area of Kenya.

Phires has been farming for the past nine years. Over the years, she has gathered much experience and is considered among the best farmers in her village. Her primary sources of income have been milk, eggs and crops. Phires is very passionate about farming and loves cultivating her farm. Although she makes profits from farming, she is not comfortable and has always wanted to increase her income by buying seeds so that she can plant them and sell them after harvesting. That is why she is seeking this loan to buy farm inputs such as seeds.

Kenya's Kitale area, one of the country's populated regions, has a high demand for food. This means that Phires could increase her profits and satisfy the demand that is there. She now feels relieved because Juhudi Kilimo is partnering with the wonderful Kiva lenders to help hardworking women farmers like her turn their farming dreams into reality through training and loan financing.

Increased profits will allow Phires to repay this loan and secure the future of her school-going children.